Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron claimed the Best Director Oscar for his visual masterpiece Roma, which also bagged the golden statutes in Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film categories. On the other hand, after more than 30 years, Spike Lee finally witnessed his Oscar moment as he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman. “The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilise, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right the thing! You Know I had to get that in there," said Lee as he got political in his acceptance speech.
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"Roma" won the best foreign language Oscar - a first for Mexico - and director Cuaron was named best cinematographer.
Meanwhile, Guneet Monga, who was an executive producer on 'Period. End Of Sentence' which just won the Best Documentary Short Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards, expresses her excitement over the huge victory on Twitter. She tweeted: "WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth... know that you are a goddess... if heavens are listening... look MA we put @sikhya on the map." (sic)
WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth... know that you are a goddess... if heavens are listening... look MA we put @sikhya on the map ❤️— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) February 25, 2019
Lady Gaga wins her first Oscar for 'Shallow' along with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. "I've worked hard for a long time," she says, before highlighting the importance of discipline and resilience. "It's not about winning," Gaga says in tearful acceptance speech. "What it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it."
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Alfonso Cuaron's Roma is also going strong at the 91st Acadeny Awards. Roma has won two awards yet for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film, both for Alfonso Cuaron.
'Period. End of Sentence', an India set film on the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganantham, wins the Best Documentary Short.Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards. 'Period. End of Sentence' was shot in 2016 with Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi in the director's chair and Mandakini Kakar, a junior producer with Indian producer Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment.
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Regina King won her first Oscar trophy in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 91st Academy Awards for her performance in Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk.
James McAvoy and Danai Gurira are now presenting the Oscar for Sound Mixing. The nominees are 'Black Panther', 'Roma', 'First Man', 'A Star is Born', and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. And the Oscar goes to.... 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The Queen biopic has now picked up two of the five Oscars it's up at the 91st Academy Awards.
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Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Green Book, while Best Supporting Actress Oscar went to Regina King for Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is as strong as her love for her family. Pop star Lady Gaga won her first-ever Oscar in Best Original Song for Shallow along with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
In addition, Black Panther picked up Marvel's first Oscar for Costume Design. Announced by Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry, the award went to Ruth Carter, making her the first black woman to ever win in the Costume Design category. Black Panther also picked up Oscars for Best Production Design and Best Original Music Score.
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